Research Projects

2022 Active Research Projects

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The Indigenous STEM project is a partnership project between CABAH and Tagai State College to improve the academic performance of Indigenous students in STEM education. The project involves 1600+ Prep to Year 12 Indigenous students across seventeen schools in remote area of Australia.

Contact Professor Martin Nakata

Strategies for improving educational outcomes of Indigenous students

The study is a partnership between five universities to identify best practice and opportunities for change inside universities and other higher education providers to identify the factors that are either facilitators or barriers to successful completion of study for Indigenous students. The project aims to trial strategies to improve recruitment, retention and successful completions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education.

Contact Associate Professor Felecia Watkin

This ARC Centre of Excellence undertakes research to safeguard our national heritage, transform research culture, connect with communities, and inform policy. It aims to inspire Australian children to engage in science and connecting with the broader Australian and global community through a comprehensive research program. It also aims to equip future generations of researchers with a range of interdisciplinary skills, and implement initiatives to nurture the careers of Indigenous and female researchers.

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Contact Professor Martin Nakata or Distinguished Professor Sean Ulm

This project aims to investigate the effectiveness of CQI approaches in the Family Wellbeing Program.

Contact Professor Komla Tsey

A pragmatic trial of participatory women's groups to improve Indigenous maternal and child health

There is strong evidence elsewhere that involving community women in decision-making about strategies to improve the health of mothers and babies is a cheap and effective way of improving health. The WOMB study works in collaboration with service and community partners to explore whether community women's groups improve the quality of maternal and child health care and outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the cost-effectiveness and mechanism of action.

Related Link: Women's action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB)

Contact Professor Sarah Larkins or Associate Professor Catrina Felton-Busch

A co-designed community rehabilitation service for Cape York communities: feasibility and acceptability.

Contact Dr Alice Cairns

PhD (Health) Project: Indigenous Allied Health Australia Framework: Understanding Culturally safe and responsive healthcare Practices for the development and implementation of a co-designed standardisation tool

Our aim is to enhance the delivery of healthcare services to and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by developing and evaluating a standardised audit tool that measures both cultural safety and responsiveness for IAHA’s Cultural Responsiveness Framework—designed to support the development of action-orientated capabilities for Non-Indigenous Australians working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Contact Jessica Muller (PhD Student, CPHMVS)